Edinburgh’s top 10 dog-friendly pubs
Dog owners will know only too well the guilt of having to leave Muttley at home while you visit the pub, your day/night subsequently having to be cut short to get home for walkies duties. The ever-growing list of dog-friendly parlours is, however, surprisingly good, with many going out of their way to make furry friends feel just as welcome as the bipeds.
All of the venues on our list have passed muster, offering everything from organic treats to crystal water bowls. So, without further ado, here’s our list of Edinburgh’s top 10 dog-friendly pubs...
A choice of 40 bottled beers for the two-legged creatures and a bowl of fresh water for the four-legged ones.
260-262 Leith Wlk, Edinburgh, EH6 5EL, Tel: 0131 629 5509, www.facebook.com/woodlandcreatures
Suits everything from a lazy Sunday lunch to a lively Saturday pint.
112, Raeburn Pl, Edinburgh, EH4 1RG, Tel: 0131 332 7000, www.theraeburn.com
Best choice if the sun isn’t around, super snug basement bar.
72-78 St. Stephen St, Edinburgh, EH3 5AQ, Tel: 0131 225 2858,
Great gastropub with good dog walks in every direction.
49-51 London St, Edinburgh, EH3 6LX, Tel: 0131 556 9808, www.theoxedinburgh.com
Cross & Corner
A stylish treat on the way to Inverleith Park.
1 Canonmills, Edinburgh, EH3 5HA, Tel: 0131 558 7080, www.crossandcorner.co.uk
Work up an appetite in the Meadows for one of the Burgh’s best burgers.
22-26 South Clerk St, Edinburgh, EH8 9PR, Tel: 0131 662 8926, www.thesouthern.co.uk
The Lioness of Leith
Super cool with cracking cocktails and a creative menu.
21-25 Duke St, Edinburgh, EH6 8HH, Tel: 0131 629 0580,
World beating hotdogs, convivial atmosphere and quirky décor.
21 Cadzow Pl, Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, EH7 5SN, Tel: 0131 661 4741,
Transformed from spit and sawdust dive bar to stylish feel-good food pub.
131 Dundee St, Edinburgh, EH11 1AX, Tel: 0131 229 1899, www.thefountainbar.co.uk
Superb suntrap terrace, splendid drinks and comely gastro-grub.
37-39 Leven St, Edinburgh, EH3 9LH, Tel: 0131 228 2280,
For help finding dog-friendly pubs, cafes, shops, hotels and more take a look at www.dugswelcome.com.